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Good cops/bad cops

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 21:21
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In John Sayles 1987 film “Matewan,” concerning the 1920 coal miners’ strike in West Virginia, not all cops were of the same ilk as the Baldwin-Felts private detectives. Those ‘rent a cops’ were deputized by the authorities, at the behest of the powerful mining companies, as an occupying force to control and torment the miners . . . Bad cops! The local police chief understood the deprivation the strikers faced. When these ‘deputies’ came out to evict a family from a company owned home, the chief forced them away at gunpoint . . . Good cop! Continue reading Bev Conover Editor & Publisher Intrepid Report!/Intrepid_Report [email protected]


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